Our local churches have adapted to the current situation and are providing online church services for all families in our community. There are also links for Sunday school and Under 5's self led church service to do at home.
Stay well and safe.
Covid 19 Message from Katharine at St Giles’ Cripplegate
Dear St Luke’s – children and all the staff,
As I write ‘Dear St Luke’s’ I think perhaps I should say ‘Hi St Luke’s’ but that doesn’t feel right. This strange time reminds us how important our friends and family are to us. Jesus told us to love one another and remembering a neighbour who needs some shopping done or sending a message to a friend shows us that we are made for loving.
At St Luke's, we are lucky enough to be affiliated with three local churches: St Giles' Church, St Clement's Church and Wesley's Chapel.
During the school year, we attend the churches to celebrate St Luke's Day, Christmas, Easter and our Leavers' Service.
Our services are always lively and interesting, incorporating dance, drama, singing, poetry, prayer and even a donkey at Easter!
As part of our curriculum enrichment, classes also attend the churches to learn in more detail about particular aspects of Christianity.
St Giles' Cripplegate is one of the few surviving medieval churches in the City of London and sits in the middle of the Barbican Estate overlooked by tower blocks and the Barbican Arts Centre. When St Luke’s Old Street was declared unsafe as a church (and later extensively renovated to become LSO St Luke’s) the dedication of the parish became St Giles’ Cripplegate with St Luke’s Old Street. That is why St Luke’s is our Church of England School, although it is no longer in our parish.
St Giles’ is well known for its music and for the famous people connected with the church like the poet John Milton. Today we are an active parish church with an energetic Sunday Club, and lots going on.
Wesley’s Chapel & Leysian Mission is part of the Methodist Church. They are a welcoming and inclusive community, who work alongside others to reduce inequality and injustice.
Judith works as part of a team at the chapel. Her role involves working with children & young people, coordinating and offering pastoral care, safeguarding, and more.
Under 5's Teddy Bear Service during Covid 19